“THE BEST BOOK EUDORA WELTY HAS EVER WRITTEN”: THE OPTIMIST’S DAUGHTER, SIGNED BY EUDORA WELTY
WELTY, Eudora. The Optimist's Daughter. New York: Random House, (1972). Octavo, original beige cloth, original dust jacket.
First trade edition of Welty’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, signed by Welty on the half title.
"The best book Eudora Welty has ever written, The Optimist's Daughter is… the kind of book, small in scope but profound in its implications, that rewards a lifetime of work" (New York Times). First published in The New Yorker in March 1969, The Optimist's Daughter won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. "Her finest novel… the book tells the story of a middle-aged woman, the only surviving member of her family, who returns to her Southern hometown to attend her father's funeral" (ANB). "First Edition" stated on copyright page. Preceded the same year by a signed limited edition. Bruccoli & Clark, 408. Polk A19.1b.
A fine signed copy.